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66 Indian Airports are operating on 100% Green Energy

Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has taken initiatives for working towards Carbon neutrality and achieving net zero carbon emission at airports in the country by way of standardizing Carbon Accounting and Reporting framework of Indian Airports.

For this purpose, airport operators with scheduled operations have been advised to map the carbon emission at their respective airports and to work towards carbon neutrality & net zero emission in a phased manner.

MoCA has also advised developers of the upcoming Greenfield Airports and the respective State Governments to work towards achieving Carbon Neutrality & Net Zero which inter-alia includes use of green energy.

With the above efforts of Government of India, Airports like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru have achieved Level 4+ and higher Airports International Council (ACI) Accreditation and have become Carbon neutral.

Additionally, 66 Indian Airports are operating on 100% Green Energy.

Presently, 14 airports in the country are operated under Public Private Partnership (PPP). A statement showing the details and  annual profit/loss of these airports for last 3 years (FY 2020-21 to FY 2022-23) is attached at Annexure-A.

A statement showing the annual profit/loss of 125 airports run by Airports Authority of India (AAI), for last 3 years (FY 2020-21 to FY 2022-23) is enclosed at Annexure-B.

As per National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP), 25 AAI airports namely, Bhubaneshwar, Varanasi, Amritsar, Trichy, Indore, Raipur, Calicut, Coimbatore, Nagpur, Patna, Madurai, Surat, Ranchi, Jodhpur, Chennai, Vijayawada, Vadodara, Bhopal, Tirupati, Hubli, Imphal, Agartala, Udaipur, Dehradun and Rajahmundry have been earmarked for leasing over the years 2022 to 2025.

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Source: PIB

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